April 6: The Total Divorce Blog reports that Nebraska "Senator Mark Christensen has introduced legislation which would make it harder to get married in the state. A McCook Daily Gazette story said ... LB696 would require a 30-day waiting period and a $100 fee for couples who have not attended at least eight hours of marriage education classes. ... couples who do attend ... would not be bound by any waiting period and would just have to pay the current $15 marriage fee
"... classes would focus on ... conflict management, financial responsibility, and communication and parenting skills. The classes would be taught by ... clergy, marriage counselors or any other qualified instructors.
"... there is an “out” for the terminally ill, people who are going to be transferred to a combat zone, and others who have compelling circumstances. If such circumstances existed, that couple could possibly have the $100 fee and 30-day waiting period waived by the county clerk."
This sounds like a really well thought out bill. I'd appreciate any more current news anyone has -- please use the comments section.